prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Very dark brown, almost black, with a bubbly head. A touch ’vomity’ on the first taste, accopanied by a light sulphur aroma. Smooth after the initial hit however. Acidic and a touch woody.
Grumbo (1342) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Inn Beer Shop, Southport. Pours black, some head. Nice looking beer. Aroma not very appealing, however proved a very nice drink overall. Nutty roasted chocolate, good body, moderate carbonation.
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Jet black, thin ring of tan bubble. Light malt Licorice nose. Light body but full of Licorice, toffee and a tang bitter finish. Slight carbon aftertaste but light enough to be very drinkable.
JorisPPattyn (9468) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small, yellow-beige head over ruby to brown beer. Chocolatey, chocolate malts, cacao nose, maltsyrup, smelling sweet. Nicely balanced taste with sweet, bitterish and even slightly acidic (mainly the CO², probably). Chocolate malts, wafflesyrup, but nowhere cloying. Again cacaopowder retronasal, wood and liquorice. Light body, well carbonated without becoming fizzy. SLighlty velvety, sticky texture backthroat. Good, drinkable mild, way better than the nose suggested. Haven’t got a clue where this one hailed from. Alvinne beershop??
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and lingering roasty malt. OK.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gift from SJ. An easy drinking brew with hints of caramel, liquorice and and floral hop.
Thin in the body, but acceptable.
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, reddish brown with a small, tan head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, roasted and coffee. Medium to light body with a dry finish.
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th August 2010. GBBF.
Clear dark brown beer with a residual suddy tan head. Light dry palate. Fresh dark malt. Some lactose sweetness. A whisper of roasted malt. Some dark fruit underneath. Well joined up.
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and roasted. Dark malty and chocolate. Smooth chocolate and slight caramelish. Roastedmalty and sligh bitter finish.
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Judges, Glasgow 17/06/10. Almost black in colour with a slight, off-white head. Charred malt aroma, with bitter chocolate and a trace of dark fruit. Easy drinking with more chocolate, roasted malts and a light, bitter finish. Very good.